Honestly, it is not easy to plan for recovery of system against disaster. Those planning for disaster recovery need to imagine every unforeseen event that may possibly happen. Also, planners need to train the trainers to teach others on the resourceful and successful way of handling catastrophic circumstances, including in drills, as in simulated disasters. This is to equip them with required knowledge that will make them qualified to handle the situation when an actual disaster occurs in the enterprise.
Indeed, for easy control and effective preparation against disaster, trainers must be selected carefully. In addition, the criteria for selection of trainers should include their knowledge of disaster management system. So, selecting team that are open to learning and love to try new things is very important. Selection of proactive individuals that are able to adjust their plans to suit the prevalent unexpected situation is also very important. Flexibility in action is also needed for the trainers, as that will be important to make new plans that will flexibly fit conditions and situations that are not expected during live implementations that may not originate from the main plan.
Certainly, selection of trainers should be strictly from with in the leaders of the organization. This is to make sure they have the ability to control and enforce discipline in their team members. Trainers also need to assign authority to other team members and make sure that the delegated people have the freedom to respond within the framework during an emergency. All these are to ensure adequate preparation against any form of disaster that may occur in the organization.
Therefore, involvement is important in training of trainers. You must only select the people that have been involved in the planning process, and have perhaps actively contributed to identifying the possible potential risks and disastrous conditions. The trainers must have good knowledge of the effect, as well as the consequences of disasters, and must be prepared to put into practice all required and possible preventive actions to avert further effects that may be triggered as a result of fear or lack of knowledge. Further, trainers are to be those that handle more difficult and larger part of the problem and at the same time assign activities and tasks to others, who are integral part of the management team for disaster.
Disaster training on its own should be conducted repetitively in a simulated situations so as to harmonize the plans and teach the trainers on how to identify gaps in their pans, resolving problems as well as harmonizing issues that may come up following implementation. The trainers should be allowed to bring out problems which were not originally taken into consideration at the planning-phase. Apparently, the trainers should accept the plan and be ready to truly and to the best of their capacity apply the plan when disaster strikes.
The truth of the matter is that training the trainers can not be done without adequate preparation. It is not only a long drawn process, but also an iterated process. When there is change in business environment, there is always emergence of new disasters, requiring the trainers to be trained with full energy and dynamism. One of the main parts of your disaster recovery needs to be training your trainers, as it is your protection against any form of disasters that your organization may be faced with.